Monday, February 26, 2007

Personal Goal Achieved

Run: 10.3 Miles
Time: 2:00:22 (11:40 pace)
February Totals
Running Miles: 63.9
Biking Miles: 57.4
Total Miles: 121.3
Weight Loss: 5 Pounds

Back in the beginning of November I set a personal goal to run 10 miles before the end of February. Tonight, I achieved that goal.

I started my run around 8:30pm and went a total of 10.3 miles in 2 hours and it felt awesome. I am incredibly sore at the moment but that's to be expected. I'm anxious to see how I recover from this long run. Tomorrow is strength training and an easy bike ride. I will tell you that there will be no leg workouts in that strength training session.:) Tonight I had two dinners, one at 5:30 and another at 7pm, as well as about 32 ounces of water. I will tell you that I did not hydrate or fuel myself during the run in any way. My next 10 miler will be different and I will take my sports drink and water in a fuel belt for that distance. However, I didn't feel like I suffered by not hydrating on this run and still had energy to finish the run strong.

What an amazing feeling to set a goal like that and complete it. Running a marathon has been a goal of mine for several years, that and complete an Ironman event and it wasn't until I really started my journey in May of 2004 that I started to think more about those goals. So tonight was just another smaller step closer to those larger goals. Check out the overview of my run from tonight. - Jason The Running Man


Gripperm said...

I am happy to be the first to say congrats! anytime someone reaches a goal it makes me want to stay on track for my own goals.

Michelle said...

Wow, way to go!!!

That is so great!! Ten miles!

I bet before long 10 miles will be your easy run. :)

Magical Droplets said...

You know what, I think you just inspired me to sign up for a walkathon in my city this Thursday. Thanks :)

Mary Christine said...

Isn't it wonderful to run for 2 hours! Congrats!

Mendy said...

Jason, That's great! congrats.

Wes said...

Nice job on the 10.3. It hasn't been that long since I did my first double digit run. I didn't start using my Camelbak until my 11 miler, I think, but its really nice having an elecrolyte drink with you, and it does make a difference. You want to be an Ironman too? That's really cool. I can empathize with you on that one. Happy running, biking, and ? Hey! Where's the swimming ;-)

keith said...

looking good, man! it takes some serious dedication to run for two hours...keep up the good work.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Congratulations!! It's always a wonderful thing to achieve a goal you have set for yourself. Of course, that means that another goal should be waiting just a little further down the road.

Good job!!

Darrell said...

10 miles on a weeknight and its almost 1/6 of your total monthly miles. Nice job, you are the running man!